A London borough with 82 betting shops will have to make room for one more.
The bookmakers "Paddy Power" have won a legal battle against Newham Council over opening a new shop there. A court has today rejected the council's claims the move would attract crime and anti-social behaviour.
A judge has ruled in favour of allowing Paddy Power to open a new betting shop in Newham. It brings the total number of bookies in the borough to 82 - the second highest in the capital after Westminster.
A judge has allowed another betting shop to open in Newham today. Newham Council has been fighting another Paddy Power at Thames Magistrates Court after its licensing sub-committee refused a bid to take over premises in Upton Park.